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Anantharaman Kumarakrishnan

Anantharaman Kumarakrishnan

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Anantharaman Kumarakrishnan
Full Professor


Physics and Astronomy

Eligible to Supervise

Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program
Full Member


Office Location Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE) 252
Phone Number (416) 736-2100 ext: 77755

Research Specialization

Wave nature of atoms, especially coherent transient phenomena; Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms; Atom interferometry; High-precision measurements of atomic properties; Gravimetry; Laser-based instrumentation.

My research involves studies of coherent transient phenomena in atomic samples such as laser-cooled atoms. Some of this work involves precision measurements using atom interferometry. Applications of this work are related to the development of portable instrumentation. As examples, my students and I have engaged in precision measurements of the atomic recoil frequency, atom interferometric measurements of gravitational acceleration, precise measurements of atomic g factor ratios, numerical simulations of matter wave interference, studies of superfluorescence, measurements of atomic lifetimes and natural line widths, and the development of auto-locked single mode lasers.

Research Areas

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Research Types